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Nfld. RCMP declare weekend deaths a murder-suicide

Newfoundland RCMP say the deaths of two men in Piccadilly on the weekend was a murder-suicide. Officials say autopsies determined that each man died of a single rifle shot.

Newfoundland RCMP say the deaths of two men in Piccadilly on the weekend was a murder-suicide.

Officials say autopsies determined that each man died of a single rifle shot.

The Mounties say Claude Wiseman, 47, shot 35-year-old Leroy Benoit, killing him instantly.

Wiseman then shot himself and died later in hospital in Stephenville.

St. George RCMP were called to the scene at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Autopsies also determined that Benoit had been drinking while Wiseman had no alcohol in his body.

 
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